21 August 2019
Dr Robina Shah, a chartered member of the Society, has been appointed health service ambassador and regional ambassador for North West England by the charity National Emergency Services Memorial (NESM).
The charity is seeking to raise at least £3m to fund a national memorial to honour all who have worked in the emergency services, including more than 7,000 personnel killed in the line of duty.
Dr Shah said:
“I am absolutely delighted to accept the role of UK Health Service Ambassador for NESM. A key component of my role is to ensure the voice of the NHS is represented effectively alongside other emergency services in the NESM mandate.
Collectively we will build a collaborative and inclusive partnership to celebrate 999 day across the UK. A collaboration that will acknowledge, value and recognise the fantastic contribution all those colleagues working in emergency services make to keep the public safe and provide compassionate care when they need it most.”
Dr Shah is senior lecturer and director of the Doubleday Centre for Patient Experience in the Division of Medical Education at the University of Manchester.
She is also a deputy lieutenant of Greater Manchester.
Tom Scholes-Fogg, the founder and chair of NESM, commented that he was "delighted [to] have somebody as talented as Robina joining our team.”